Growing To Be A Better Communicator
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The Storyteller's Secret: 3 Keys to Mastering Storytelling to Win Hea…

Why do some ideas catch on and others don't? Inspired by his new book The Storyteller's Secret, bestselling author and master storyteller Carmine Gallo reveals how some of the most successful TED speakers and business legends use storytelling to win hearts and minds. Find out more about The Storyteller's Secret and download a free chapter at storytellerssecret.com.

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Why Storytelling Matters In Today’s Leadership

Why Storytelling Matters In Today’s Leadership | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

“ Of the many skills and traits that today’s leaders are expected to have in order to help their organization succeed and thrive, effective communication is without question one of critical foundation stones for successful leadership in today’s interconnected, digital world. 


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How to Immediately Connect With Anyone

How to Immediately Connect With Anyone | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that connecting with people is an innate skill that belongs only to the lucky few
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Darren's Stage Time: Why Many Celebrity Speakers Suck - Darren LaCroix | World Champion of Public Speaking

Darren's Stage Time: Why Many Celebrity Speakers Suck - Darren LaCroix | World Champion of Public Speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Wouldn’t it be cool to be a celebrity speaker? You’d get rock star treatment. You’d get in front of huge audiences. You’d also get a huge paycheck, possibly $20,000-$50,000! Wouldn’t that be cool? Marketing would be easy. No, marketing would not be easy. There are only so many conferences with those huge budgets, so many …
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Do the Best Business Storytellers on the Planet Have Shoes?

Do the Best Business Storytellers on the Planet Have Shoes? | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Determining if media properties use the same storytelling techniques in their own business communications that they do in their articles.
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How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Storyteller Faces

There are three primary fears creatives, like artist, illustrator, and author Christoph Niemann, face: the fear of not being good enough, the fear that our work…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 25, 3:45 PM

Artist, illustrator, and author Christoph Niemann shares with us in this 20 minute video the 3 fears that any storyteller and creative faces on any given day.


What I love is that while Niemann is particularly talking to artists, if you substitute "storyteller", you can relate to everything he says.


Every business storyteller will bump up against one, two, or mostly likely all 3 of these fears when working with stories. It's time we begin to start talking about this so storytelling becomes more grounded in personal process. Why? Because understanding the personal process of working with stories leads to greatness, as Niemann points out.


Watch this video, wrestle with these fears, keep going, do amazing stuff, and story on!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Tricks for Memorization: Wow Them With Your Next Speech

Tricks for Memorization: Wow Them With Your Next Speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Have you ever nearly tugged at your hair with anxiety when asked to give a memorized speech? That won't be necessary anymore.
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How To Speak Off The Cuff Like A Pro

How To Speak Off The Cuff Like A Pro | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We make a mistake in conversation roughly every 4.6 seconds. The more you try to sound like Churchill, the less you will.
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The case of the missing “u”s in American English

The case of the missing “u”s in American English | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When my American editor asked me to research why Brits spell their words with so many extra ‘u’s, I immediately knew he had it all wrong. As a British journalist, it’s perfectly obvious to me that we have the correct amount of ‘u’s, and that American spelling has lost its vowels along the way. “Color,” “honor,” and...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 20, 3:06 PM

This is an interesting article that makes hermeneutic phenomenology important.

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How To Become A Better Speaker This Year

How To Become A Better Speaker This Year | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Looking to move up at work? You'll want to keep a few key speaking skills in your back pocket in the year ahead.
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16 Conversation Starters That Work 100 Percent of the Time

16 Conversation Starters That Work 100 Percent of the Time | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It can be tough to start talking to a stranger. These sentences will help.
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When To Ignore Feedback (And When You Should Listen)

When To Ignore Feedback (And When You Should Listen) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A guide to identify the feedback that can help you grow, and how to tune out the meaningless advice that won't help you reach your goals.
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The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills

The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Whether you're a published author or just getting started with blogging, it's not always easy to string words together in a way that makes sense. Help is on the way!


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Bibi Touré's curator insight, December 1, 2015 12:28 PM

TRÈS UTILE 

Penelope's curator insight, February 10, 12:57 PM

 

Thirty one different ways to improve our writing should give us at least one or two new options that we can pull out to get started, get moving, and get finished!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/improving-writing-skills-tools

Luke Padilla's curator insight, April 4, 1:47 PM

31 tools you can use to improve your writing. Several new to you I'm sure.

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Once upon a time... how stories change hearts – and brains — Elizabeth Svoboda — Aeon Essays

Across time and culture, stories have been agents of personal transformation – in part because they change our brains
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The Interrupted Story: One Way to Tell a Story in a Speech - Christopher Witt

The Interrupted Story: One Way to Tell a Story in a Speech - Christopher Witt | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Telling a story is one of best ways to make a speech interesting, powerful, and memorable. Telling a story--and interrupting it several times--is a great technique.
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Rethinking Ogilvy’s 10 Tips for Writing for Today’s World

Rethinking Ogilvy’s 10 Tips for Writing for Today’s World | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here are David Ogilvy's infamous 10 writing tips for business communications, refreshed for today's digital world.
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Mastering business storytelling with 4 vital disciplines

Mastering business storytelling with 4 vital disciplines | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The process of mastering business storytelling has four vital disciplines: discover, remember, share, refresh. Find out more about this process here:
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The most overused word in public speaking

The most overused word in public speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
One expert says 99% of all public speakers use this particular word at least once within the first 30 seconds of their presentation.

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Leadership Is a Conversation

Leadership Is a Conversation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How to improve employee engagement and alignment in today’s flatter, more networked organizations

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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

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#Storytelling

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Stage Time: You Can't Avoid the Audience Multiplier - Darren LaCroix | World Champion of Public Speaking

Stage Time: You Can't Avoid the Audience Multiplier - Darren LaCroix | World Champion of Public Speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How well do you know your own stories? How well do you know all the facts? Did you check? I didn’t always. Why? I knew the story because I had heard it first-hand directly from my hero. Big mistake. When you and I take the stage, we have an incredible opportunity to influence our audience. …
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7 Common Public Speaking Tips You Should Ignore

7 Common Public Speaking Tips You Should Ignore | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Want to feel confident and connect with your audience? Then avoid these common strategies that pros say don't work.
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5 Reasons Leaders Fail as Communicators

The essence of leadership is communication: to cast a vision, to inspire, to collaborate on strategy, and to engage followers in accomplishing a mission. But let's face it: Many leaders fall flat on their face when it comes to communication.

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